Tuesday 25th July 2017,
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Afrika Without Borders by Nyakale Mokgosi

Nyakale Mokgosi 1 September 2007 featured poem Comments Off on Afrika Without Borders by Nyakale Mokgosi

hiding behind the skirts
of victimization, little progress

pulling the rug
from other africans’ feet
independence no longer sweet
freedom still a pipedream

porous borders policing people
valiantly, all in vain
an island of prosperity
in a sea of poverty
hope hanging by a thread
like a broken record

africans of all hues
prowling 4 meaningful cues
claim their motherland
from a petit bourgeoisie
in afrika people need dreams
not borders

the pride of madness
becoming delusion, lapped up
like strawberry & cream
power failures are the norm
broken fingernails
worked to the bone                               perhaps rent a retiring concord
african women sold                             export double digit growth all round
across permeable borders                  no borders, no drama queens
is afrika beyond redemption

motho ke motho ka batho
i am because you are
umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu


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